It’s all to protect the children, of course.
- The internet is dangerous.
- Let’s regulate it.
- Rate web sites in the manner of motion pictures.
- Come up with international rules for English-language web sites.
- Have social sites — e.g. Facebook, Youtube — display “offensive” or “harmful” content only after the kiddies have gone to bed.
Good old mom and apple pie (or in this case, steak and kidney pie):
“The internet has been empowering and democratizing in many ways but we haven’t yet got the stakes in the ground to help people navigate their way safely around.”
“There is a wider public interest at stake when it involves harm to other people. We have got to get better at defining where the public interest lies and being clear about it.” — British Culture Minister Andy Burnham
This guy is a wet dream for the British scandal sheets. His Wikipedia entry contains some real boners, but don’t bother going to look. All you have to do is close you eyes and you can see it all for yourself, based on his internet incompetence, above.